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Don’t Forget the Other Stuff

I’ve dedicated this year to getting three–yes, three (3)!?!–books out. Yes, I am insane, but I am a firm believer in seizing the opportunities that come. And being an author is my dream, and the opportunity is now. Dreams don’t come true through dreaming; they come true through hard work. And I’m willing to do it.

In the past six months, I’ve written 60,000 words and am now in the final stages of two manuscripts. I maintain my editing work and (generally) manage to keep the cat hair in my house down to a minimum. But I don’t take a lot of time off.

With Caroline Bingley in the hands of my story editor, I turned to Absolute Liability, which I’m really excited about. I just have to make the final corrections to the story, have it proofed, and format it for paperback and ebook. It’s that close.

But the barn was calling. I haven’t ridden my horse in months because I’ve been working so much. Yesterday, I rode my Darcy, and it reminded me how important the “other stuff” is. Yes, we all have work, and it is fulfilling in itself, but we shouldn’t forget the other things that feed our spirits.

So I’ll be getting in some quality horse time from now on, and I hope my writing will be all the better for it.

Here’s a little video of “the other stuff” in my life. I’m teaching her a cue to come to me, and this is her walking to me from across the arena. I was pretty excited. LOL

2 thoughts on “Don’t Forget the Other Stuff

  1. She is so precious! And I’m so proud of you for your amazing output over the past few months. For me right now, the dreaming is going to have to remain dreaming–at least for the most part. But I know the time to step it up is just around the corner. My little ones will be at school more hours this fall and I hope to divide my time better. You are so right, though, that the other stuff is essential. I’m glad you made time for your Darcy!

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